If you are open, the universe will conspire to bring you the right book at the right time — when you need it.
A friend will suggest a book to you, or it’s sitting on a table at a yard sale, or the cover catches your eye as you walk by the endcap in your favorite bookstore. A book will come across your path right when you are ready to meet it when the wisdom within its pages speaks to a particular problem you’re struggling to solve.
I feel fortunate for books that find me at just the right time…
If you’re having trouble establishing a writing habit, it may be because you don’t think of yourself as a writer. Call yourself a writer first. This may sound silly. You may be thinking, “well, I only make a few dollars from writing,” or even a few cents. That doesn’t matter; if you write, you are a writer.
Start with the name.
I’ve been writing every day for over a year and made money after the first month. But I’ve always considered myself a writer. Even when I was writing in a journal daily for my own satisfaction.
Identifying with the…
Far too many people mistake attraction for love. Lust for intimacy. We all do it. Some of us do it repeatedly, and some of us want to stop the pattern, figure out what’s going on, and choose healthier relationships that add to our growth as adults, and find out why we attract the partners we attract.
You may not want to hear this next sentence because you won’t be able to unhear it once you do: We are most attracted to a person based on the parent we didn’t get enough from during childhood.
Learning about yourself and the relationships…
Is aging necessary? Aging is the leading cause of death — not cancer, not disease — but aging. I’m against it. I want to get old, but not grow frail. Scientists behind a phenomenon known as “biological immortality” are searching for a way for humans to become old without becoming decrepit.
Humans can live to 80, 90, and 100 years of age; in that case, we should be working on ways to reverse aging; musculoskeletal degeneration, osteoporosis, macular degeneration, and to live with strong bodies and minds well into our 90s, 100s, and beyond.
We’re all creators. Some of us put our creations online and make a good living. Others create for the sheer joy of it. There are millions of people on the internet looking to consume thought-provoking content making there a no better time to work for yourself, be the principal player in your life, set your own schedule, determine your income, and decide what you have of value to offer up to the world.
But it can also take a lot out of you.
You may get tired. You may lack energy. You may want to quit. Don’t. Success in anything…
Watching and buying crypto is interfering with my writing schedule. It’s all I think about. There hasn’t been an opportunity to make this kind of return since The California Gold Rush. That said, there is risk involved in everything in life.
I see investing in cryptocurrencies as the great equalizer. It provides equal access and opportunities to all participants, no matter your socio-economic background or education. Whether you have five dollars to spend or 50 million, you can invest in crypto by jumping on any of the many apps like Coinbase (the leading cryptocurrency trading platform), Robinhood, or even Paypal.
During the last year, I’ve saved more money than in any year of my life. In one account, I more than doubled my initial investment in six months, and I believe that asset (crypto) will keep going up. I bought it when it was undervalued, so I sleep soundly at night.
In the not too distant past, I’ve had a ton of money along with houses, cars, IRAs, and 401ks. A terrible divorce left me with nothing overnight. Years of great credit — gone. In only six months, my financial life went from pretty rock solid to:
F*CK… I need…
My messy divorce started with the mystery of the missing SD card. Around Halloween, I went to take a picture of my daughter holding a pumpkin the size of her body and got the following error message on my phone: “no memory card.”
My heart sank.
I didn’t even know what an SD card was until I asked the pimply teen at T-Mobile why my phone refused to take photos.
I do have an excuse for my ignorance. At the time, I was married to a techie (well done me, since I had no interest in what an SD card…
I’ve been writing for a while. Now that I have some perspective on writing and writing for money, I can assess what is most important. Sometimes we need years of experience in one domain to figure out what drives us to keep doing whatever we are pursuing. There is nothing wrong with making money from art, whether you are a writer, sculptor, painter, musician. But don’t forget to have fun doing it.
Several things are the most important thing for me on this journey: to have fun while doing it, write without fear or judgment, and write you something entertaining…
I let my nutrition slide when the pandemic first hit us. If the world was ending, I didn’t want to go out with zero body fat from never eating a carb. So I ate bread and butter and watched Netflix. My gym closed, and my attitude was fu*k it. Who cares.
But last month I was tired of feeling…tired. Exhausted and depleted. I was having trouble staying focused, and my energy dipped drastically.
I have things to do, places to go, and stories to write. I need my energy back.
A month ago, I gave up sugar and start each…